|Pasadena, CA. (01/02/2014) – TEAM Coalition partnered with Coors Light and Classic Distributing to offer a responsibility promotion to Rose Bowl fans in the Fanfest just outside the Rose Bowl Stadium in advance of the 100th Rose Bowl game on January 1, 2014. Before kick-off, more than 200 Stanford and Michigan State fans pledged to never drive drunk and always have a designated driver in the Coors Light tent. In exchange for making the responsibility pledge, the fans autographed a larger-than-life responsibility football and smiled for a souvenir photo including the logos of the program partners and the responsibility message. The responsibility ball – covered in signatures – will be sent to Michigan State University, the winner of a very close game that came down to a very impressive defensive stance by the Spartans.Click here to see all the photos from the Rose Bowl on Facebook.
NATIONAL CAMPAIGN: Responsibility Has Its RewardsTM
Responsible Fan Pledge:
- Never Drive Drunk
- Always Have a Designated Driver
- Never Provide Alcohol to Anyone Under 21
- Buckle Up – Every Trip, Every Time
RHIR PARTNERS INCLUDE:
- Rose Bowl Stadium
- Coors Light
- Classic Distributing
- TEAM Coalition (Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management)
WHO: Fans and the Community
WHAT: Coors Light, Classic Distributing and TEAM Coalition offered souvenir photos to fans who pledged to be responsible at the 2014 Rose Bowl. Stanford and Michigan State fans had the opportunity to autograph a responsibility football and smile for a photo in exchange for their responsibility pledge.
WHERE: Rose Bowl Stadium
WHEN: Wednesday, January 1, 2014
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About TEAM Coalition
TEAM Coalition is an alliance of professional and collegiate sports, entertainment facilities, concessionaires, stadium service providers, the beer industry, distillers, broadcasters, traffic safety experts and others working together to promote responsible drinking and positive fan behavior at sports and entertainment facilities. TEAM Coalition members and supporters include Major League Soccer, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, National Basketball Association, National Football League, National Hockey League, National Collegiate Athletic Association, ARAMARK, Delaware North Companies – Sportservice, Ovations Food Services, Beer Institute, National Beer Wholesalers Association, Anheuser-Busch Companies, MillerCoors, Brown-Forman, Live Nation, National Association of Broadcasters, Contemporary Services Corporation, Elite, International Association of Venue Managers, Stadium Managers Association and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
For more information, please visit www.TEAMCoalition.org or www.RHIR.org.
US DOT / NHTSA 2012 NATIONAL DATA:
- In 2012, 10,322 people were killed as a result of alcohol-related (BAC > 0.08) car crashes, an increase of 4.6% from the 9,865 fatalities in 2011
- Many, if not most of those lives would have been saved if people did not drive when they were impaired by alcohol or if they used sober, designated drivers or if they simply wore their seat belts.
- Statistics and research clearly show that 21-34 year old males are the demographic most likely to be involved in an automobile crash, drive when impaired by alcohol, and fail to buckle up.